The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Public invited to Glassmen concert 05.12.10

Written by David Green.

Every spring and early summer, many Morenci residents hear the percussion and brass of the Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps as the group practices at the high school and on city streets.

Some people like that sound and some don’t, admits Brian Hickman, Glassmen executive director.

“For putting up with us, we want to do something for the community,” Hickman said.

What he has in mind is making the people of Morenci honorary members of the Glassmen family for an afternoon.

When the group presents its annual Family Day performance June 13 for the families of band members, the public will also be invited in for the show. The event is scheduled on the school football field.

The drum and bugle corps program will be explained and the sections of the band will be introduced. As the last session before heading out for summer competition, the corps will perform a preview of its music and routines for the 2010 season.

“I think it will be a great afternoon for the public,” Hickman said.

The Glassmen are also considering sponsoring a 5K run and fun walk June 12, but that decision has not been made final.

Hickman said about two-thirds of the Toledo-based group live in the tri-state area. The remaining musicians come from around the country, plus a few foreign students.

The young musicians range in age from 16 to 22 years.

The Glassmen use the Chesterfield School building on U.S. 20 as their summer headquarters.

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